Stranger Things 2 Review
Creators: Matt Duffer , Ross Duffer
It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived. (via Stranger Things Wikia)
7/10 Beer Cans
Terry: ” Stranger Things was one of the best shows of 2016. It was one of those shows that all of your friends and coworkers talked about and you just HAVE to watch. I know some people who got Netflix just to watch the show. The 80’s influences and nostalgia factor on this show continues into season 2. I will say that the first season is better than the second but that’s to be expected with almost every sequel. Stranger Things 2 has all of the things we loved from the first season. The dynamics between the cast is still there and we finally see relationships evolve to where they should.
That being said, there are things I disliked about season 2. In specific, I disliked the introduction of certain characters. Billy, for example, was a one dimensional character without any real character arc. The entire 7th episode added a bunch of disposable characters and had you begging the show to return to Hawkins. It’ll be interesting to see how they try to expand the story in the coming seasons. Stranger Things 2 was more of the same and it’s getting to a point where people may start losing interest in the same old. Watch the full review and watch the second season! It’s still a lot of fun.”
Jordan: ” I don’t watch a lot of TV shows but Stranger Things is one of the few I actually took a chance on. Like Terry said, everyone was talking about it and it’s one of those shows that you have to watch. Otherwise, you’re at risk of being an outsider and excluding yourself from a lot of conversations. I enjoyed the second season but it had its faults. I think they had some missed opportunities here. There was an interesting scene with Hopper and Eleven that could’ve went down a different path similar to Logan and Professor X. Instead, the show went down the same old predictable path. They just tried to do things ‘bigger and better’. I disliked how they disregarded the conspiracy element surrounding the Hawkin’s lab – in the first season they were willing to kill to protect their secrets, but in this season that element went by the wayside, which I felt was a key interest point of the show’s premise. In all, I think the most disappointing part was the way in which this season ended in nearly the exact same way it began, right down to an almost identical shot. This made me feels as though the characters had made no progress, therefore rendering the season essentially pointless.